Have you ever been successful at something and then suddenly found out you have friends that have been hiding in the closet? When these “ninja-friends” show up you can use this great quote:
If you’re absent during my struggles don’t expect to be present during my success.
– Will Smith
A positive spin on this would be, “If you’re there for me when I struggle I’ll remember you when I’m successful.”
If you see someone struggling in some area (work, family, finances) come along side them and help them. Don’t expect anything in return. It will pay off in the end.
Likewise, remember those who helped you when you were struggling and reward then for their support.